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"The hillsides are covered in Large-Flowered Trillium, Jack-in-the Pulpits, Dutchman’s Breeches, Squirrel Corn, Dogtooth Violets and many, many others,"

Gene Stratton-Porter site sets Wildflower Walk & Brunch

Statement as issued Wednesday by the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site:

ROME CITY, Ind. – Discover the importance of protecting natural habitats at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site’s Wildflower Walk and Brunch on Saturday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Visitors will enjoy a catered brunch by Fashion Farm of Ligonier and guided tours of the property. All proceeds from this program will help benefit more educational programming, maintenance and continued site restoration efforts.

"The wildflowers Gene found on this property inspired her to name her home the Cabin at Wildflower Woods. The hillsides are covered in Large-Flowered Trillium, Jack-in-the Pulpits, Dutchman’s Breeches, Squirrel Corn, Dogtooth Violets and many, many others," State Historic Site Manager Dave Fox said. "In addition to wildflowers, visitors may be able to enjoy an early glimpse at the many plants and flowers that are awakening from their winter slumber in the formal gardens."

The Wildflower Walk and Brunch is $20 per person and requires advance reservations by April 21. Please call 260.854.3790 to make your reservation. The event is rain or shine.

Tours of Gene Stratton-Porter’s Cabin in Wildflower Woods are available for an additional fee.

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is located five minutes east of Rome City at 1205 Pleasant Point. For more information on the Site or events, please call 260.854.3790 or email genestrattonportershs@indianamuseum.org.

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